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Second-half predictions: Will Judge hit 50 dingers?

8:00 AM ET We asked 27 of our MLB experts to look ahead to the second half and make some end-of-season predictions. From the biggest name you’ll hear at the trade deadline to the winner of the Fall Classic, here’s how the season is shaping up in their eyes. AL champion Scott, what’s it going to take to make your Nationals pick happen? After three Division Series losses in the past five years, it’s incumbent upon general manager Mike Rizzo to address the Nationals’ only weakness and do whatever it ...

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Will Cardinals be second-half sellers?

4:31 PM ET Two things can happen to the St. Louis Cardinals between now and July 31 to give general manager John Mozeliak a sense of clarity and a mandate entering the trade deadline: • The Chicago Cubs (or Milwaukee Brewers) could go on a roll, assume control in the National League Central and render the Cardinals irrelevant, prompting Mozeliak to take a hard look at his roster and sell off short-term assets to help with a big-picture revamp; • In an alternate, better-case scenario, the Cardinals will find that ...

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LeBron lifts Cavs to historic second-half rally

3:41 AM ET INDIANAPOLIS — One of the greatest comebacks in NBA playoff history occurred with LeBron James on the court for every single minute of the second half with Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love not seeing a second of playing time in the fourth quarter on Thursday. The Cleveland Cavaliers erased a 25-point deficit, the largest halftime margin ever overcome in the postseason, to beat the Indiana Pacers119-114 and go up 3-0 in their first-round series. James finished with 41 points, 13 rebounds, 12 assists and two blocks as ...

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George's second-half surge against Raptors a reversal of regular-season performance

4:35 PM ET ESPN Stats & Information print Paul George reversed his season-long struggles against the Toronto Raptors in the second half of Saturday’s playoff game, and that helped the Indiana Pacers sustain the Raptors’ futility in the opening games of postseason series. George made 10-of-13 shots from the field (including all three of his 3-pointers) and scored 27 points in the second half of Saturday’s 100-90 victory in Toronto. He also had five second-half assists. It was the fifth time in 55 playoff games George scored 25 or more ...

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